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Excerpts of the battalion commander's orders for... CG14 Plug The Zierow Gap
1) SITUATION: April 2003 8AM
Enemy Forces have forced their way through the Zierow Gap to the West using the only 2 major roads passing through the Gap - Routes 23 and 24.
Being the Larger road Route 24 is likely to have more traffic entering your AO
Other smaller routes are being untilised so not all enemy are on these routes. However their main force will use these roads in subsequent days
Some units are already through and spreading out as a shield for following forces.
Mainly T80 and some T90 with BMP3 support have been reported by Air Recon with a forward screen of Recon and Inf
All we have been able to scrape together is 2 x PLT Leo 2A6, 1 xPLT CV 90-40 (Inf and by some miracle we have rustled up some Javelins!).
Another 1 x PLT of Leo 2A6 is en route
c) Attachments and detachments: 1 x ARV, 1 x Ambulance, Supply, and 1 X 6 gun battery of fire support
Command are going to try to airlift 2 x AT (TOW) teams in to your AO and will advise if available.These might be useful to protect vulnerable flanks.
You need to Occupy the marked Objectives which are the road exits from the Zierow Gap - even if some enemy forces are bypassed to do so
However only do so if you will not be engaged from the rear